E-Mobility is Coming to Guyana and Belize

As part of TAPSEC’s ongoing efforts to encourage regional electric vehicle uptake, E-Mobility Market Analyses were undertaken for Belize and Guyana. The reports, which highlight market opportunities, fleet examples and the development of public charging network infrastructure, are targeted at Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) Company and Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL). They encourage the utilities to take an active role in transitioning their respective nation’s transportation system towards energy sustainability and efficiency by highlighting the revenue opportunities in creating an environment that encourages electric vehicle adoption. 

As these reports show, BEL and GPL are critical stakeholders in the effort to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of the regional shift towards sustainability. 

A Guide to Regional Fleet Electrification

Developed with CARICOM fleet owners and managers in mind, the CARICOM GIZ E-Mobility Fleet Inception Report provides valuable insights into the technical, financial and operational benefits of Electric Vehicles (EVs). The report forms part of the effort to promote EV use across the region with the aim of reducing regional dependence on fossil fuels and facilitating the transition towards clean energy. The basics of EV technology, potential fleet applications and an overview of the global EV marketplace are all covered in this comprehensive report, which encourages the electrification of vehicles used in a variety of different capacities, from law enforcement and the military to shipping and public transportation.

Electric Vehicles hold the key to the Caribbean clean energy transformation.

As fuel prices rise and exhaust pollution intensifies climate change impacts, the need to move away from gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles is only becoming clearer.

Electric Vehicles produce zero exhaust emissions, making them better for the environment and your health. They’re generally cheaper to maintain, more economical to power and much more efficient than fossil fuel-powered vehicles, meaning you get better value for your money. They also contribute to regional energy security by reducing the Caribbean’s dependence on fuel imports and building resilience into our power generation systems by acting as energy storage when connected to the grid. 

In support of the charge to boost EV adoption across the region, the Technical Assistance Programme for Sustainable Energy in the Caribbean created the E-Mobility and Fleet Electrification Reports. The reports outline how regional utilities and fleet owners/managers can benefit from getting involved in the regional shift to clean energy transportation.

CARICOM’s clean energy future is electric. With the information provided in the E-mobility and Fleet Electrification Reports, the region is prepared to progress towards that future at full speed.